Even the Germans got into the act when celebrating the American Bicentennial, with this Spirit Of '76 dash-plaque-equipped 1976 Beetle convertible. Bonus points if you can name three more Bicentennial Edition cars!
The Shorty Transporter Judgemobile looked good, but a shop in Huajuapan, Mexico, has surpassed that achievement.
Yes, a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia with a Hitchhiker's Guide theme defied the odds and took the 2010 Cain't Git Bayou 24 Hours of LeMons Index of Effluency trophy.
I spent a few days in the beach town of Sayulita, Nayarit State, Mexico last week. Talk about your outstanding mix of battered-yet-proud survivors and Stuff We Can't Buy Up Here! Let's take a look.
Add one part Volkswagen Beetle to three parts route instructions, top it off with the open road, hope that Johnny Law is in the donut shop, and you have the makings of the Beetleball Endurance Rally Series!
Since we all care more about the Index Of Effluency than we do about the overall winner, I'm going to take advantage of my very limited internet access to share the IOE winner with you: Purple Lemon Racing's 1969 Beetle!
When you're trying to unload a basket-case Peugeot 504 Familiale or a terrifyingly incomplete Renault Juvaquatre on eBay, what's your best approach? That's right, female flesh and plenty of it!
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We're returning to a block that's given us three vehicles already.
Here's a story I've been meaning to tell since I started writing for Jalopnik: how it came to be that I love junkyard-built, low-budget, primered-out heaps so much. You can blame this '58 Volkswagen!
How much is too much? How much is way too much? Does that car have a Nice Price, or is it time to take your sorry self to Booth Number Two for the Crack Pipe?
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How about another Beetle Day today? As I've mentioned before, Alameda has sufficient air-cooled Beetles parked on the street for me to do a solid couple of Pure Beetle DOTS. I'm…
This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. In addition to being a four time DOTS honoree and Volvo race driver, WhatWouldJesseDo is also a devoted DOTSBE hunter. This time his travels have taken him to Berkeley…
We're a couple hours into the race now, and I can't tell you who's winning. That's because I've been so busy punishing miscreants for lousy driving. We've already dished out the Ozzy Osbourne Inertia Penalty Horn and Billy Gibbons punishments (more on those later). Meanwhile, as the penalty box fills up, the pits are…
The old air-cooled Beetles have rusted to nothingness in much of the world, but they're still quite common in Alameda. So common, in fact, that I tend to think of them as normal "background cars" and have to remind myself to shoot one for this series when too many Beetle-free weeks go by. Since it's been almost three…